Okay, today was a big day on new things.
I went and bought myself a wonderful pair of sandals--the kind that are way overpriced but extremely comfortable and cute and my orthodic fits (this is a really rare thing to find in a sandal, so I was willing to pay for it). I also found out that my wonderful Chung Shi tennies fit again, and I wore them all day while walking around with my friend. They are a lot like the MBTs or the new Sketcher shape-ups, but are built to have more support and look much more stupid. I'm not feeling any additional burn, but I don't have any ankle pain, so that is a bonus.
I also have considered getting more support for the emotional issues that keep cropping up. I watched "Change your Brain, Change your Body" which was on PBS a while back and a lot of what he says makes sense to me, and I'm hoping will help me to overcome the brain issues that come with the changes I'm making. I also want to take Bach Flower Essences, which have been a considerable help for me in the past.
And as far as inspiration goes, I've started following a couple of new blogs that I really like. Endurance Isn't Always Physical is a great and inspiring blog by a woman who has turned her life over to fitness. I love her upbeat attitude and often think, "maybe I should try this too." I found it when she started following my blog, and now I'm hooked. The other blog I just found and really like is Maria's Food and Nutrition Journal. She has the best articles about eating for health, and I'm learning a lot. I may have to head over to Amazon and get one of her books, because there is just so much information. And lastly, I want to thank 2 of the people I've met in cyberspace over at Smaller Fun Pants and My Day. They've both been so supportive, and I couldn't ask for a better feeling than when I open my blog and see their posts. Thanks, ladies!
As time goes on and I have things to report about each new thing I try, I'll let you know how it all goes. Tomorrow is support group, so I'm hoping I'll have more interesting stuff to share...